Cackling Counterpart


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Innistrad Rare

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Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cackling Counterpart Discussion

ccevik on

1 month ago

Thank you! Her some more considerations:

We want "go big" and "copy/populate" the good stuff.- Delving a little deeper into artifacts allows some good lines of play. For example, Wurmcoil Engine, Myr Battlesphere can go out of hand quickly. Each copy of Wurmcoil Engine threatens the board and makes you super resilient against boardwipes with the "little" Wurm-tokens coming into play after the Engine died. It synergises well with Anointed Procession as it doubles the number of wurm tokens. Same goes with Myr Battlesphere. Both can flood the board without forcing "go wide" and provides good beater (especially the token-copy of Wurmcoil Engine and Battlesphere.Further, Torrential Gearhulk is a proper sized creature, allowing to flashback interaction or things like Fated Infatuation, Cackling Counterpart and especially Saheeli's Artistry to get even more copies of value creatures onto the battlefield. Lines like Torrential Gearhulk -> flashback [Saheeli'S Artistry] -> copy Wurmcoil -> copy Wurmcoil again are the dream. Or make two copies of the Gearhulk with the Artistry and flashback two other instants.Speaking of [Saheeli's Artistry], it synergizes very good with Phyrexian Metamorph. This clones is an Artifact in addition to its types and allows to get copied twice with Artistry.

  • Faerie Artisans create constantly new artifact creature tokens. Synergizes well with Artistry, targets to populate, fun card!

  • Supplant Form Instant speed tempo play and token generation, can be flashed back with Gearhulk

  • Reef Worm With every copy, this card escalates quickly and makes you incredibly resistant against boardwipes. Synergizes with every tokengenerator and copy-enabler Mimic Vat, Soul Foundry. First, the opponents laugh. But over the long run, they will cry!

  • Organizing every clone-token can be a mess and hard to track. If you want something to laugh about, get the Pokmon card "Ditto" from the "EX Delta Species" Edition. There are multiple different Ditto cards in which Ditto imitates other pokemon but still has Dittos derpy face expression! Sleeve it in a perfect fit sleeve and put a white sticker over the textbox to have a field to write on with a removable marker to write down which clone it is :D

Thats all :-)

ccevik on

1 month ago

The problem I see with many first drafts of Temmet is, that they are built in two ways - go wide and go big.In my opinion, you should focus on "go big" and play many good creatures which can bring value on their own and are good targets for Cackling Counterpart, Stolen Identity etc. to trigger useful ETB effects and generate beaters. Multiple Frost Titan can lock key pieces on the board and attack in the same time for example.Following this idea, Bribery can get you a very good creature and a target to create a token creature copy.

Sidenote: Sword of the Animist is a serious consideration. It has pretty low investment cost for the value it generates over the course of the game.

Galf on Temmet Test

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I don't think I like Mirror Gallery, if it's being run just for Temmet, because at that point, its just another unblockable effect. Cards like Thassa, God of the Sea, Bident of Thassa, and Mother of Runes occupy a similar slot while being more flexible. It wants to clone powerful legendary creatures, but if I load up on more legendary creatures, clone effects like Cackling Counterpart become worse/awkward.

As for Anointed Procession, I don't think it fits what I'm trying to do. Parallel Lives works in green tokens, because you can go wide with the many Overrun type effects in Green. In Azorious, it's basically just a value card that makes my board state more intimidating. Since Temmet only allows one token to be unblockable, those additional tokens will often be unable to attack. So...I think I'm trying to focus on getting the most value from one token at a time, through things like Tandem Lookout and Curiosity, and then finding a real threat that can be unblockable later.

I'm still trying to get down to a playable 100 though!

Neotrup on Tokens. How do they differ ...

1 month ago

Except for when they don't have a CMC of 0, like ones produced by Spitting Image or Cackling Counterpart.

ccevik on Temmet Token-ifacts

2 months ago

Hey Jumbo! I love your Temmet build! :DI tried to get to my own version and I came to the conclusion of a more shapeshifting version, so I have some recommendations.

I love to have a little Clone-creature package in my deck with the idea, to copy either my creatures and artifacts OR the best creature of my opponents. With these clones on my side, I have different targets for Fated Infatuation and Cackling Counterpart to get token-copies and populating them.For this trick, I like to conscript my opponents degenerate creatures with Bribery and Desertion. It generates a huge temposwing and you run away with every copy you generate of the stolen creature.Talking clones, I wondered how you didn't put Phyrexian Metamorph into this deck! :D It generates you new targets to make token-copies from with Cogwork Assembler, Saheeli's Artistry and even Mechanized Production

Maybe it depends on the time you recorded the video, but some of the strongest cards to add to the deck are additions from Amonkhet like Angel of Sanctions and especially Vizier of Many Faces. The Vizier is the best clone creature since Clever Impersonator because you can embalm it to get a token-copy, which you can populate gets doubled by Anointed Procession.

On behalf of value targets, I really like Wurmcoil Engine. Make two copies with Saheeli's Artistry, Cogwork Assembler and generate two 3/3 tokens constantly with Mimic Vat if Wurmcoil died. Nasty stuff right here.Another crazy thing is Frost Titan. One titan is really meh, but throwing out copies entering and attacking locks down the board easily if not handled early. Talking "throwing out copies", Blade of Selves can be tutored with Stoneforge Mystic and triggers many ETB effects at once, even though the tokens go away at the end of combat!

luaswolf on Rhino Stampede!

2 months ago

Darth_Savage thanks for your imput! I will be trying out Spell Pierce instead of dispel for abit then maybe swap it for swan song depending on how it plays out most games.

Regarding Clutch of the Undercity, at first I thought it would be a great swap for Bring to Light but I gave it some more thought and these are the reasons I think i shouldnt swap them.

-bring to light lets me get many of my clone cards (Phantasmal Image, Cackling Counterpart) and play them for free. so for 5 mana I can either get a siege rhino or various other cards and put them right into play. with clutch of the undercity, I would be paying 3 mana to go get any card with CMC of 4, which in the current mainboard is only siege rhino and then i would have to spend 4 more mana to cast him that turn.

-The instant speed effect on clutch of the undercity would be great to have though in some cases and it might be better to run a 4x clutch of the undercity than maybe cackling counterpart? or phantasmal image? I am not really sure but I would love to have your thoughts on this!

Thanks for your imput!

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